Volume 26, Number 22c
May 31, 2019
Sebring Ends U.S. Sport Aviation Expo
The January 2019 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo was the last to be hosted by Sebring Regional Airport (SEF), according to an announcement made by expo organizers on Thursday.   Read this article
AVweb Moves to a New Platform
AVweb has completed its migration from a legacy content management system to a new, up-to-date platform designed to quickly and efficiently deliver text and multimedia to all devices.   Read this article
Drones Interfere With Oklahoma Flood Response
Helicopters participating in the disaster response efforts surrounding severe flooding in Oklahoma are having trouble with illegal unmanned aircraft system (UAS/drone) operations interfering with their flights.    Read this article
The Desanctification of AoA
Because I lack the common decency to avoid saying I told you so, this is an I-told-you-so blog. Well, sort of, because what I thought or maybe predicted would happen didn’t happen. At least not in the way I might have imagined.   Read this article
Red Bull Discontinues Air Races
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will not be continuing beyond the 2019 season, Red Bull announced on Wednesday. According to the company’s statement, "The Red Bull Air Race provided sports entertainment of highest quality but did not attract the level of outside interest as many other Red Bull events across the world."  Read this article

Airbus Celebrates 50 Years
Airbus launched a global campaign to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary on Wednesday. The date marked five decades since French Minister of Transport, Jean Chamant, and German Minister of Economic Affairs, Karl Schiller, signed an agreement for the joint development of the A300 at the 1969 Paris Air Show. Read this article

Alsim AL172 Receives AATD Approval
Alsim announced on Wednesday that the FAA has approved its AL172 simulator as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). According to the company, several of the simulators are already in use in the U.S. at Liberty University flight training affiliates Cirrus Aviation and Paragon Flight Training with two more scheduled to be installed at Kent State University’s Aeronautics Academic Center in August 2019. Read this article

Picture of the Week, May 30, 2019
I took this with my iPhone Xs this week from a Lancair Legacy - on the right is a Glasair III and another Lancair Legacy. We were practicing formation work just north of Phoenix, for the Sport Class Pylon Racing School as part of the Reno Air Races. I used Photoshop to enhance the contrast and to lighten up the subjects. It's not often we have cloudy skies in the Phoenix Area, but the clouds add a dramatic background to some beautiful airplanes. Copyrighted photo by Rob Huntington. Read this article


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